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The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show's press days are over and all that's new in the world of cars is known, at least for the moment. We have it all in the links below, but there's more than just shiny concepts to talk about.
General Motors, for instance, put on a show of its own starting the evening before the L.A. Auto Show with the surprise resignation of Fritz Henderson. Today brings another phase in that saga as the company this morning released a note saying that Vice Chairman Bob Lutz will be "reassigned" as Whitacre's senior adviser. The headhunt for a more permanent CEO is presumably still underway. For the full low-down, check out our story below.
Meanwhile, back in L.A., there were a lot of cars released and discussed in the last 24 hours, including the Mazda2 and a possible Mazdaspeed2 variant, Audi's A3 TDI winning the Green Car Of The Year award, and a pair of special Subaru WRXs.
The Audi A3 TDI's feat marks the second time in as many years that a diesel car has beat out the best hybrids the industry has to offer for the GCOTY award. Last year's winner, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, was powered by the same basic 2.0-liter VW Group four-cylinder diesel engine as the Audi. The previous three winners before the VW and Audi diesels were hybrids.
There's coverage of L.A., the industry, and more of the news you've come to love from High Gear Media around the rest of the network, too: the Fisker Karma gets a release date and Lexus prices the LS 600h at AllCarsElectric.com; ChevroletReports.com takes a look at the Cruze's potential for success; the Honda P-NUT takes a cue from the Cylons and infiltrates human society prior to launching its attack at AllSmallCars.com, and there's much, much more in the links below.
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